WORLD

Back to the brink

TOM FENNELL March 29 1999
WORLD

Back to the brink

TOM FENNELL March 29 1999

Make the Energy Link to Climate Change

Did you know? On the Rood The average car produces over 3 times its weight in carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions every year. Restarting your engine uses less fuel than 10 seconds of idling and reduces CO2 emissions. At Work Canadians at work produce 60% of the country's CO2 emissions. Taking individual action like turning off lights and equipment when you leave and recycling the paper you use can make a difference. At Home The average household's energy use produces 6.5 tonnes of CO2 every year. Simple actions at home can help. Washing your laundry with cold instead of hot water uses 93% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions.

Our climate is changing and this affects all Canadians. The energy we use every day is creating unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that accumulate in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. By using less energy on the road, at work and at home, we can all help slow climate change. And that's good for our health, our environment and our children's future.

Global Climate Change